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My Dear Friends, Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Replies to: My Dear Friends, Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MotherOfTwoMotherOfTwo Registered User Posts: 2,110 Senior Member
    berurah - I (think) I sent you an email, but this thing is so slow tonight that I'm not sure it went through. So after you are done whooping and hollering and partying and you have a chance, let me know if it DIDN'T go through. Once again - :) :) :) !!!!
  • overanxious motheroveranxious mother Registered User Posts: 325 Member
    HURRAY for Berurah and her son...double triple massive huzzahs!!! This board makes us all feel like we're "in it, too"...I'm just jumpin up and down w/excitement for you...now--on to that financial aid package...may it be unexpectly wildly wonderful...major congrats to your son on his amazing achievement and from one mom to another: I know you're even more excited than he is, and more than anything beyond relieved and grateful you don't have to confront the hurt/disappointment had the decision gone the other way...we're SOOOO happy for you!
  • lorelei2702lorelei2702 Registered User Posts: 2,125 Senior Member
    I have been checking Duke site and parent's forum every few minutes to see how it went for your family, and YYEEEAAAHHHH!!!!! How wonderful for you! Enjoy, bask, feel relieved, what great news. Hearty, happy congratulations to a wonderful family!
  • jmmomjmmom Registered User Posts: 9,084 Senior Member
    Smile is ear to ear here!
  • lamomlamom Registered User Posts: 1,385 Senior Member
    Congrats, smiles from the sticks of So Cal. I send cyber infused sake. (Just read the LA times food section)
  • latetoschoollatetoschool Registered User Posts: 3,143 Senior Member
    Congratulations!!!! That's so wonderful and awesome!!! What fantastic news - give us more, please, what did he say when he found out, how did the notification happen, what did you say, etc., more, please lol!!!
  • AnotherMom2009AnotherMom2009 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    I don't post often, but I lurk occasionally on CC.

    I got goosebumps and teary-eyed reading your post. May all parents and their children get their wishes fulfilled this week.
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 22,612 Super Moderator
    [size=+2]Congratulations [/size]

    To you and your family. What joyous news.
  • andiandi Registered User Posts: 1,600 Senior Member
    Hey Berurah,
    You already know how happy I am about this... But just to make it official!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Enjoy your celebration!!
    andi
  • momof2incamomof2inca Registered User Posts: 3,484 Senior Member
    I have tears in my eyes just imagining your joy and relief, B. Congratulations, and when you regain your speech, please fill us in on every last detail. I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • digmediadigmedia Registered User Posts: 3,331 Senior Member
    Add another [size=+2]WhoooooHoooooo!!!![/size] from The Dig.
  • curtisnycurtisny Registered User Posts: 199 Junior Member
    After reading ALL 7 pages of your "Dreams" thread, this means so much. Very Happy for you and your son!
  • gracilisaegracilisae Registered User Posts: 1,409 Senior Member
    Although I didn't post anything on the "Dreams" thread, I definitely read through it and was holding out for your son. Great news and congratulations to him!
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,721 Senior Member
    Berurah...it happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys must all be busy celebrating and can't wipe the smiles off your faces. I know your son had a whole cheering section with his siblings and I hope this evening was a joyous family gathering.

    I know how much you worried what the outcome would be for your son. However, knowing what I did about him, I felt he was going to get into at least one of his upper choice schools if you just hung in there. I realize when he got the EA rejection at Yale, it raised many doubts for you guys. But it did not raise as many for me. I think you went into it knowing how terrificly qualified he is and then to see that he could not get in, raised doubts about that but I knew with the highly selective nature of elite admissions, that it was not so much a commentary as to whether or not he was qualified to be admitted to a selective school. It was more the nature of the beast. I firmly believe that in most cases, if a kid has the whole "package" of qualifications, he may not get into all his schools when applying to the highly selective ones (cause we all know the odds and how they turn away many qualified kids, etc.....crapshoot/lottery, we all know this game), but he would likely get into at least one if the college list was an appropriate one (and his list is). Thus, I kept the faith. Last year when my daughter got deferred at Yale in the EA round (I realize this is not the same as a rejection), we never took it as her not being "good enough" to get in. We just knew going into elite admissions that this was a very realistic possible outcome given the odds and so we just kept on with the process and did the long wait and knew some positive news at some schools would happen in spring, we just did not know which ones would be on the plus side of the equation. And in the end, while the one school my D got rejected to was Yale, she ended up SOOOOOOOO incredibly happy at Brown that I just knew in the end, that your son would have a positive light at the end of this tunnel. The fact that it ended up being at Duke, a school he has always loved (ironically my D was first most attracted to Brown when she looked through college directories), means he came full circle to realizing his dream. That's right....your thread can no longer be "a dream denied"...but it is now "a dream realized"!!!

    And ya know, I just experienced this first hand today with my second child but will reserve that for my own thread because this thread belongs to YOUR happy exciting news! Yippee!

    Susan
  • gracilisaegracilisae Registered User Posts: 1,409 Senior Member
    I didn't post on the original "Dreams" thread, but I read it through and was holding out for him. That's great news! Congratulations to him!
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